*backing away* no, then, uh no Sorry got the wrong dude I, I'm uh A-A-ron Bir? So uh yeah you uh better keep looking but I did hear that he like really doesn't want to be bothered? Idk, so uh *starts running*
*Robbie and Fitz are in an elevator while on a mission*
How are you and the British girl?
Jemma...and we're alright, I guess. Kinda keeping our distance after what I did in the Framework.
Daisy told me what happened.
Yeah...I'm a bad man. Honestly, I don't know why anyone wants to be around me, especially after everything I did.
Being bad ain't so bad.
*Fitz looks at Robbie curiously*
You got the devil inside you. That doesn't have to be a bad thing. Trust me when I say it's better to embrace all of your sides, whether it's your good side or bad, instead of hiding it away and denying it. It's bad for your health. So what if you're not the boy scout that the others thought you were? Screw them and their opinions. Don't be the person they think you are if that's not who you really are.
If Jemma heard what you just told me, she'd have a field day with you.
*Robbie and Fitz laugh*
Stick with me for a while, I'll teach you a thing or two about embracing your dark side. I mean, I LITERALLY have the devil inside me. If that doesn't qualify me as an expert, I don't know what will.
the no filter tag :^) ty @vanillasimsfan and @citrontart for tagging me!! idk if I did this right tbh I didn’t even read the rules rip but imo the most unnatural thing about this is how weird alex looks without their glasses dfghgdg
Interesting photos/comments re: Emma's costumes. My own opinion is that costumes/hair/makeup (ie, the pros who actually know about this stuff) have surrendered & are letting her do whatever she wants. There comes a point with some actors where it's easier, safer, & less stressful to just let a powerful actor do whatever they want & look like crap. IMHO that's why Eduardo so pointedly said how involved she is (& which awful choices were hers). It's passive aggressive, but doesn't get you fired
Yeah that’s kind of what I figured. She was recently wearing a top that she had worn in a personal photo shoot last year and some of us wondered if it was her top or if she borrowed it from wardrobe but either way it speaks to how her personal style and Emma’s style are merging.
I really do think it’s interesting how Lana practically waved her hands this weekend and said the writers are her bosses and she discusses things but in the end they’re the boss and similarly that she leaves Eduardo to do the work and her input is mostly things like “can she be a little more lounge-y in this scene.”
Which made me chuckle because she referenced the velvet dresses which a lot of us in fandom have been calling Evil Queen lounge wear for a while.
it wasn't my favorite, but yeah, it was good.
no, but was it smooth?
you don't even know what that means.
I know it doesn't mean how Jungkookie is always stalking Jimin. It's not how Yoongi-hyung always looks at Hopi-hyung when he sees something he likes. It's not how Seokjin-hyung has to prove he's the alpha male to Yoongi-hyung. It's not those things.
you're right, it's not those things.
so was it smooth?
I want to try it.
no you don't.
it's also not like you knowing you'll get in trouble with Jinnie-hyung if you give me whiskey.
you're right, it's not. You'll still not getting any.
Love how Elias helped Sana out of a possibly huge family argument. I love him in general; it's super obvious that he really loves his sister and wants to protect her and wants to make sure she's enjoying herself (I absolutely loved how he got her to go to the fy faen party in episode one - their entire text conversation was so great). Idk it's nice to see them together cause western society only ever tells you how muslim women are looked at as housewives and that's it. Clearly he doesn't. 👼🏼
Wow, you really read my mind. I agree on everything. And yeah, that’s literally what Skam does: breaking all the stereotypes. He really loves his sister and wants the best for her, let’s not forget “I don’t want people to hate on you”. He’s protective and caring. He really rushed to help her tiding up the house and getting those girls out. Even if Sana most of the time is like “there are many things I don’t tell you, Elias” or “how much do you think I’d gain if I sold Elias organs” she loves him so much. They love each other so much, it’s just brotherhood. The Bakkoush rulezzzz
Can we talk about SKAM's cast though? I mean in that last scene Sana's face doesn't even get a wrinkle between her eyebrows and her mouth barely twitched but even then we could se how Sana's whole mood changed and she looked so sad and upset. Iman communicated Sana's sadness just through her eyes, is amazing. I don't know if I made any sense here cause english is not my first language but yeah, Iman is just amazing <3. It's the first episode and I already want to cry :(
no you made perfect sense. iman’s acting was incredible in the scene. it’s been incredible this entire episode – i know she’s gonna get even better as the season progresses. she’s beautiful and wonderful and talented and i love her
Recently, people have been asking me about fantastic beasts and in complete honesty, I’m absolutely terrified to tell them everything I know. To show them hoe much this story and these Characters mean to me. It’s truly a horrible feeling. I’ve been obsessed with the Harry Potter universe for my entire life, everything about the Wizarding world just makes me feel wonderful but, I’ve definitely been told to “shut up” about it. Every time I want to talk about Newt Scamander, I just know people give me strange looks. Ever since elementary school to even now, I feel constantly judged for loving the Harry Potter world and you know what, it bothers me. Fictional characters have helped me through so much more than my friends or my parents have.
When a character gives you a new outlook on life
Or has a character who is socially awkward like myself and many others
Or when they make the LEAD emotional and have actual feelings
It really makes having anxiety and being a socially awkward person who’s afraid of showing emotion that much easier. Newt obviously has had friendship problems in the past, like me and like him I need to learn to not dwell on the past. Why do people think that people who actually find comfort in someone fictional to be strange? I just don’t understand. These characters make me feel whole. The traits I have are reflected in a character, and they aren’t mocked or embarrassed by said traits. hell yeah I'm going to feel a connection to them. Newton Artemis Fido Scamander is just the kind of person I want to be. He knows he doesn't fit in, He knows others look at him weird, he knows how cruel humans really can be. I want to be able to be okay with all of these things.I want to be okay with people thinking I’m annoying or that i have interests in strange things. His philosophy actually helps me go through my day, every time I start to worry, I remember what he says. These aren’t just some book characters who we forget about when we’re done, These people help shape who we are. It’s not just Newt, different characters help different people and I am sick and tired of feeling ashamed of for loving the people who make me feel happy.So what if i love Newt Scamander, he is literally one of the only reasons i stay alive so if you think that’s stupid, that it’s childish, then go find a character who does make you understand. We all need one.
“ah- damn… he’s so frigging… cool… an absolute, unique style that no one can copy. i started basketball ‘cause i admired him. although i can do other plays as soon as i see them, i could never do his no matter how much i tried, but i actually knew why i couldn’t. if i’m admiring i can’t surpass. because deep within the heart that hopes for victory i keep on wishing that he won’t lose."
so? everyone doesn't like lucien because he tries to force feyre to go back to spring? BUt he doesn't know what the night court is actually like? everything he tells feyre about it is what he believes? so,, in his mind,, this guy this rhys is manipulating her or forcing her or ect. and he wants her safe and tamlin isn't safe but its safer than the sadistic killers he tells feyre about in tar?? and he saw how rhys treated feyre in utm - and it was noT. nice. he's just trying to help her?
Yeah?? I think people kind of…struggle seeing things from Lucien’s perspective? Feyre is their main character, concern and focus so they just…Look at things from her POV and focus on her needs and situation and don’t really…Think of anyone outside it? I don’t think the Inner Circle helps in this instance because they were, all of them, almost as instrumental in Feyre’s recovery and understanding of her abuse as Rhys was. They just consider the character’s surface actions not the context behind them (like the fact the IC are in a position to help Feyre and will face 0 negative consequences for that which…isn’t exactly what Lucien is facing here)
And then, as you point of, Lucien doesn’t know what Rhys is like really? This is the man who has put on the public face of the High Lord persona he uses in the Court of Nightmares for years before Lucien was even born. As far as Lucien knew/was aware of he was the right hand and whore of the woman who gouged his eye out and cursed his High Lord, himself, and his people. This is also the man who held Lucien’s mind and was ready to crush it and completely strip Lucien of his self and identity. This was something that Rhys was capable of doing while Amarantha was holding a good portion of his power in thrall so it’s not really a surprise that Lucien believes Rhys is fully capable, both in terms of his powers and his morals, of manipulating Feyre, making her love him, turn her back on Tamlin for the purposes of hurting Tamlin. (because…using Feyre to hurt/use Tamlin is something Rhys has done before)
Rhys was playing a part, yes…but it’s a part that he played extremely well and revealed to few. That has consequences. While I agree that Tamlin wildly overreacted when he went to Hybern for help the fact remains that his reasons for doing that actually comprise…pretty sound logic. Look at it from their point of view.
Rhys forced Feyre into a bargain UtM entitling him to take her for a week per month. He turned up to enforce this bargain during their wedding (Lucien had no idea that Feyre was panicking at this point and begging for help - he’s not a mind reader) He basically kidnaps Feyre as far as Lucien is concerned and this time she doesn’t come home…she sends them a letter but, like, what’s the more believable scenario for him? That Rhys forged said letter to taunt Tamlin or that this all powerful, malevolent, sadistic lord of night taught the young, illiterate girl how to read and write so she could send it herself? Yeah. Add to that Tamlin’s…instability and Lucien’s desperation to keep his court and his home together, plus his worry for his friend in the hands of this sadistic court who plants severed heads in their fountains for the hell of it and it’s…not entirely surprising that Lucien is fearful for Feyre’s safety and wants to bring her home (by force if necessary because she can’t see past Rhys’s influence) Rhys made this bed, frankly, in ACOTAR and in the centuries before cultivating a reputation that keeps his people safe but incredibly isolated. Lucien just seems to be the one fandom is forcing to lie in it.
Also I feel like people focus on what Lucien didn’t do rather than what he did (and what happened to him as a result)
Like, he’s known Tamlin…pretty much his entire life, let’s say 350 years for easy counting shall we? Tamlin took him in, gave him a place, a position of respect in his court and protects him from his sadistic murderous family. And has done so for three hundred and fifty years. Feyre on the other hand he’s known for, what? less than two years certainly at this point, she showed up after she killed and skinned one of his friends (something Lucien feels guilty about) Plus the fact that Tamlin. Is. Abusing. Him. Tamlin has been emotionally and physically abusing Lucien for centuries that kind of thing isn’t something you can just switch off and overcome for the sake of bettering someone else’s situation? If it was he’d have left that court and that influence years ago (if he even recognises the situation he’s in which is…sadly doubtful)
And in spite of literally all of that Lucien still helps Feyre??? Repeatedly??? He’s willing to let Rhys wipe him out to protect her name (and he’s only spared because Feyre intervenes). He saves her life and is brutally whipped for it. He nearly dies alongside her in the second task because he’s someone that no-one will mourn and more importantly that no-one will help and he knows that and accepts it. He tells her not to make him pick…Not to make him pick between her, someone he’s known less than a year at this point, who killed his friend but that he’s befriended anyway and his High Lord, the man he considers a friend, the person he’s sworn to obey and the person he completely and utterly relies on for everything. And he still stands up to him. Repeatedly. Even when Feyre won’t, when she’s given up effectively Lucien pushes back again and again and again. He gets dismissed, belittled and physically harmed as a result of this. Yet he still promises to try again in spite of that.
And guess what? Fandom saying that Lucien should do more? That he isn’t trying hard enough? That he’s sitting back letting this happen in spite of his position, in spite of his abuse, in spite of the consequences of him pushing back even a little. Lucien feels like this too. Lucien feels guilty for not doing more.
Thoughts slammed into me, images and memories, a pattern of
thinking and feeling that was old, and clever, and sad, so endlessly sad and
guilt-ridden, hopeless— Then I was back,
blinking, no more than a heartbeat passing as I gaped at Lucien. His head. I had
been inside his head, had slid through his mental
People, myself included, have focused on this passage as showing that Lucien is likely depressed due to his situation, that he feels ‘endlessly sad’ and hopeless which isn’t really surprising. But in this moment he also feels guilt-ridden, not just feeling a little bad or a little guilty, fully guilt-ridden. This is the moment where Feyre encourages Lucien to push back because they’re right and Tamlin is wrong and she wants him to fight for that and instead he backs down.
And this is how he responds to the situation. He feels sad, he feels guilty and he feels hopeless. He feels guilty about not pushing back, not standing up for Feyre (not himself) but he also feels hopeless. There is nothing he can do. There is a limit to what he can do, the impact he can have and he knows that. Lucien isn’t stupid, Lucien is actually pretty damn switched on and intuitive when it comes to people and he knows Tamlin well, he knows what’s going to happen if he and Feyre keep pushing and he knows it’s not going to be pretty or pleasant for either of them.
This isn’t laziness, this isn’t silence, this isn’t complicity (that argument genuinely disgusts me tbh) this is survival instinct. This is a person who has been trapped in this situation for a very long time and has learned when to shut his mouth for his own good. That isn’t selfish; that’s just what he’s been forced to become to survive this situation and I don’t know how anyone can truly blame him for that.
Feyre needs help in this situation and Lucien can’t give it to her (though he tries, puts himself at risk to try for her) because Lucien needs help too. A little bit of compassion wouldn’t go amiss tbh, Lucien is suffering from PTSD and depression, is being emotionally and physically abused by someone he’s indebted to and completely relies upon….and he still tries to help Feyre. Let’s just…think about that for a minute before we start accusing him of ‘supporting Tamlin’s abuse’ please and thanks.
That look that Max gets when he picks up Furiosa kills me every time, he looks so terrified. Poor hobo man doesn't want to loose his queen
do you mean this face anon?? this face?? because yeah. yeeeah. that is the face of the most frantic, most terrified, tiny baby ever to roam the wasteland.
or maybe you mean this face, where he’s realising exactly how hurt she is (and cheedo’s in the background like eh, tis a scratch).
or maybe you mean this face, which i like to call The Worst Face, because of how terrible it is. this is the face you make when you realise that you have to bail soon because you’re having feelings and that hasn’t happened in A Long Time.